How to avoid excessive perspiration

September 2017


Some common sense advice to help avoid excessive perspiration.

Good personal hygiene

  • Wash daily: take a bath or a shower each day helps to decrease the quantity of bacteria which are formed on the skin and that contribute to the bad smell released by sweat.
  • Dry throughly in order to avoid the growth of bacteria and fungus which tend to proliferate on a wet skin.

Drink a lot to help prevent the consequences of perspiration

Drink a lot of water to compensate for the loss of water caused by perspiration and to avoid dehydration.

Shoes and socks

  • Change shoes every day: alternate shoes allowing them to dry out in between wearing them especially if perspiration is a problem on the feet.
  • Change socks at least daily: it is advisable to carry a spare pair of socks around with you in order to change them if necessary.

Walk barefoot as often as possible

Air your feet and walk barefoot as much as possible

Clothing

  • Choose natural materials for clothing (cotton, wool, silk) which allow the skin to breathe.
  • Wear loose clothing.
  • Wear clothing adapted to the outdoor temperature: for example do not wear heavy clothing in a place where temperature exceeds 25 degrees.
  • Have a change of clothes if needed.
  • Think of light-coloured clothing, which makes perspiration less visible.

Diet

Some food gives a bad smell to sweat.

Garlic, onion and the spices give sweat a strong smell.

Beverages

Some drinks such as tea, alcohol or coffee tend to increase perspiration.

Learn how to relax

Stress is a factor, which produces or worsens perspiration: learn how to relax; practicing some relaxation techniques can help relax which decrease the effects of perspiration.

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Latest update on August 23, 2014 at 05:57 PM by Ambucias.
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